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Newstead Abbey,beautiful home and gardens...ooh Mr Darcy!
Newstead Abbey (Nottingham)
Member Name: gothic girl
Newstead Abbey (Nottingham)
Advantages: Scenic,Amazingly beautiful,polite staff,reasonably priced
Disadvantages: not all areas of the house wheelchair friendly
Newstead Abbey a beautiful stately home with beautiful surroundings..
My first date with my husband was to Newstead Abbey.I had never been there before and it really it an amazing setting,ideal for families or couples alike.It has that magical atmosphere that whisks your mind away to the days of old.....ooooh Mr Darcy!!
There are numerous gardens set around a large stately house.The gardens vary in themes from traditional English to the serene oriental gardens.You have to have a good walk around as there are little areas hidden away from the general footpath.There is also a large lake and if you have any bread there are ducks always hungry at the end of the lake.Also look out for the beautiful peacocks that wander around,these too are partial to a sandwich!
The house is beautiful and crammed with lots of historical artifacts,some original to the home and the occasional ones brought in.There is plenty to look at in the house and the photo's etc on the walls make for interesting viewing.There are a couple of levels in the house and unfortunately wheelchair users can only view the bottom level but the gardens are wheelchair friendly...wheelchair available to rent free of charge,ideally book in advance!
If you need a bit of a recharge there are places to get an ice cream etc but if the weather is nice a picnic is ideal.An essential item is a camera as you will be amazed at the beauty that surrounds you!
Overall it is a great day out,dont worry about the kids getting bored either,there is a small park and plenty of wildlife to look at,we had a squirrel that kept sitting on my foot and the peacocks followed us for our bread much to everyones amusement!The staff there are very friendly and will go out of their way to help.Well recomended for people of all ages!
Entry is not overpriced and you can either pay to just visit the house or the gardens,entry comes in around £7-8 per person for passes to both areas.Well worth it!
Summary: a great day out for all the family
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